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People Marriages and Divorces

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— A court on Monday overturned an order for a Connecticut financier to pay nearly $90,000 in attorney fees racked up by a British television host during a long-running and bitter international child custody dispute. Custody proceedings remain pending in England. His father, Pierre Rinfret, was an economic adviser to Presidents John F. Kennedy,...

  • *EU insists Britain agrees divorce terms first. BRUSSELS, May 22- Failure to strike a deal that ushers Britain out of the European Union in an orderly way is not an option Brussels wants to consider, its chief negotiator said on Monday as the EU gave a final green light for him to launch talks next month. May, who in March launched a process that will take Britain out of...

  • The 27 ministers said in a statement Britain "must honor its share of all the obligations undertaken while being a member" and also "fully cover the specific costs related to the withdrawal, such as the relocation of EU agencies currently based in the U.K.". The cost estimates for Britain have gone as high a 100 billion euros for the withdrawal, a sum which British...

  • BRUSSELS— The 27 EU nations entering divorce proceedings with Britain have agreed on a tough negotiating mandate.

  • LONDON, May 18- The Bank of England's growth and wage forecasts are too rosy, according to economists polled by Reuters who were divided on what a large Conservative majority in June's UK election would mean for Britain's divorce terms from the EU. BoE Governor Mark Carney said the forecasts hinged on a "smooth" transition to Brexit, as well as a big pick-up in wage...

  • 'The Monday Thru Friday Show' - Season One - 1/24/89, Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) and Dan (John Goodman) disagree about where to spend a romantic 15th anniversary.

    "Roseanne," one of TV's rare working-class comedies, will return to ABC two decades after it wrapped its hit run and with star Roseanne Barr and the rest of the cast intact.

  • MILAN— A ruling by Italy's highest court is going to cost former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi millions. Italy's Cassation Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court's decision to award 2 million euros a month to Berlusconi's ex-wife for the period of the couple's 2010-2014 legal separation. In making its determination, the Cassation Court noted that...

  • NEW YORK— "Roseanne," one of TV's rare working-class comedies, will return to ABC two decades after it wrapped its hit run and with star Roseanne Barr and the rest of the cast intact, the network said Tuesday in announcing its 2017-18 season plans. Besides Barr as the Conner family matriarch, the eight-episode reboot airing in 2018 will feature John Goodman as her...

  • BRUSSELS— In a case that could affect future relations between the European Union and Britain, the EU's highest court said Tuesday that key parts of a trade deal with Singapore must be approved by each member state, which would further complicate the bloc's decision-making. The court said Tuesday that the international trade deal agreed on in 2013 with...

  • May 5- Global banks have warned they could move thousands of jobs out of Britain to prepare for the expected disruption caused by the country's exit from the European Union, endangering London's status as a major financial center. Financial services firms need a regulated subsidiary in an EU country to offer their products across the bloc, and this could lead...

  • LONDON— Britain's foreign secretary says Brussels may have to pay Britain for its exit from the European Union, rather than the other way around. Boris Johnson says Britain's share of EU assets is so valuable that the EU may have to end up paying Britain when it leaves the bloc. EU officials insist that Britain first settle its financial liabilities for Brexit, a...

  • LONDON— A British judge has ruled that the ex-wife of a former oil and gas trader should receive 453 million pounds in one of the biggest divorce settlements in the country. Judge Charles Anthony Haddon-Cave ruled after a private family court hearing on Thursday that the woman should get a 41.5 percent share of a fortune that totals just over 1 billion pounds.

  • LONDON, May 3- Britain's ruling Conservative Party will win June's election with a landslide, according to almost two-thirds of foreign exchange strategists polled by Reuters who said the result would have little effect on sterling. Having fallen as much as 23 percent after last June's European Union membership referendum to touch a 31- year low of $1.1491 in...

  • LONDON, May 2- Sterling was given only a temporary lift by stronger-than-expected manufacturing data on Tuesday, with traders focusing more on developments showing the rest of the European Union taking a tough stance on Britain's exit from the bloc. On the first day of trading after a long weekend across Europe, sterling inched down against the euro and traded...

  • LONDON, May 2- Sterling inched back below $1.29 on Tuesday, after a long weekend during which the rest of the European Union took a tough and united stance on Britain's exit from the bloc, as traders eyed manufacturing data due later in the morning. The EU-27 endorsed stiff divorce terms for Britain on Saturday and warned Britons to have "no illusions" that a deal to...

  • LONDON, May 2- Sterling inched back below $1.29 on Tuesday, after a long weekend during which the rest of the European Union took a tough and united stance on Britain's exit from the bloc, as traders eyed manufacturing data due later in the morning. The EU-27 endorsed stiff divorce terms for Britain on Saturday and warned Britons to have "no illusions" that a deal to...

  • BRUSSELS, April 29- European Union leaders agreed a set of negotiating guidelines for talks on Britain's withdrawal from the bloc, which should be completed in two years. Wednesday, March 29- British Prime Minister Theresa May sent a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk confirming the plan to leave and formally launching the process, nine months...

  • BERLIN, April 27- German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Britons on Thursday not to delude themselves that they would continue to enjoy EU rights after Brexit and insisted the bloc would only agree on future ties with London after they have nailed down a deal to leave. "A third state, and that's what Britain will be, cannot and will not have at its disposal the same...

  • NEW YORK, April 26- What makes couples want to split after decades of marriage? "They look at their spouses and say:' I have between 20 and 30 years left, and I don't want to spend it with you,'" says John Slowiaczek, a divorce lawyer in Omaha, Nebraska, who is president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Nevertheless, the number of so-called "gray divorces" of those...

  • BRUSSELS, April 24- European Union leaders will warn Britain it cannot assume its big financial services industry will be included in any free trade deal after Brexit, diplomats said on Monday after fixing negotiating terms in a draft document. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, who will open negotiations with the EU in June assuming she wins a snap election...